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General Motors to reintroduce the gas-guzzling Hummer as an Electric Vehicle

General Motors to reintroduce the gas-guzzling Hummer as an Electric Vehicle
The Siliconreview
23 October, 2020

The American multinational corporation General Motors is reintroducing the military-style vehicle known as The Hummer. This time, it's getting a green makeover as a zero-emissions, fully electric pickup truck. The original Hummer, popular in the 90s and 2000s, was discontinued in 2010. Of note, the new zero-emissions version will still be powerful, and going from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds thanks to its 10000-horsepower engine.

As for size, it will measure more than 18 feet long and nearly 8 feet wide (when you include the mirrors), making it almost as big as a Cadillac Escalade. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV will be available to the public starting in fall 2021. The first wave, called Edition 1, will retail for $112,595, including destination charges. Starting in 2022, later versions will start at $99,995, followed by models that will cost $10,000 less each year until 2024. While the top three vehicles in the country are pickup trucks, the average cost is about $51,000.

However, General Motors believes the target audience is not the average truck driver, but a client who appreciates technological advances. The truck will be able to travel 350 miles on a single charge. It will also sport a new feature allowing it to drive diagonally in the "CrabWalk" mode. The new Hummer EV will have competition, including the Ford F-150 EV, scheduled to hit the market at about the same time.